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THREAD: Mentoring Young Boys Needs to SHAPE with some urgency!


So, as I was chilling today (Saturday) minding my own business, I thought, Why not be casual and start a talk about mentoring young boys? Yes, some of us have cheered these boys when doing kak a lot! This needs to stop. See the point(s) I've made via Twitter @BuchuleB below:

1. If young boys are off-ramping and contributing to things that will kill them and the nation, such as GBV, we must seriously intervene with assistance. Let's not make such issues trend without giving lessons to and mentoring these boys. They're arrogant because SM pushes ego!

2. Let's be more about teaching and correcting than we are about exposing and embarrassing them. Social media can push anyone to the edge. We must avoid people committing suicide due to our hunger for clout! This behavior does not fix our nation.
3. We need to let go of saying "Uyafana noBaba wakhe" when they're doing something wrong. Ukunya akufuzwa! We can talk if it's something worth celebrating. Let's not laugh at our own because the world will not come to our rescue!
4. It is our responsibility to not only shift the narrative but to change it for the betterment and survival of tomorrow! You don't expose a cow when it's running for the plantation; you stop it and direct it to the greener grass! #MentorYoungBoys.

5. "Mentor young boys" It's time to grow up about issues that make us think "Men Are Trash" and teach young boys how to treat and appreciate young girls. We can't always see women as sex toys!
6. #MENTORYOUNGBOYS is actually very easy if we focus our energies on the right behaviors these young boys can level up to. We are poisoning these young leaders by exposing them to bad behavior, such as the sickly devaluation and naked stripping of women!

7. We are saying they must do as they please. Because we no longer give a damn - we are saying the parents at home must take responsibility. Where's Ubuntu? Let's parent for each other to help grow a nation with fewer cases of GBV!
8. It's sickening to see people jumping up and down like frogs, laughing at bad behavior as if it's a source of income! Let's learn to be embarrassed as adults! Hayibo my people!
9. I've seen so many of you boosting your low self-esteem by laughing at things you shouldn't be laughing at. Make someone else's kid yours too. Worry less about their disrespect; just pass the lesson and move on.
10. Don't be lazy! Don't seek a podium for nonsense! It takes one person to get the message across. Let's set a good agenda, and these young boys won't mess it up if they see it's from a good place. #MENTORYOUNGBOYS | email:

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